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2020 has been a daunting year for everyone. The pandemic significantly changed the way we conduct our professional lives. Many job seekers had to confront the very foreign prospect of video interviewing, which is an increasingly normal part of the hiring process now.
So…what is a video interview?
A video interview is a face-to-face meeting that occurs via video with applicants who are in different locations.
The greatest thing about video interviews (other than the fact that you can wear your pajama pants) is that they have significantly reduced the time to hire and travel costs. That’s because applicants can now conduct interviews from the comfort of their own homes…or couches.
What are the best tools that are being used for video interviewing?
We break it down for you in this article!
Google Hangouts is a platform for video calling that is created by Google, the world’s leading search engine. This platform is a great way to interview applicants remotely, as it also links to other awesome free Google tools.
The best way to get started is to simply invite the potential applicants to Google Hangouts to discuss their background, skills and expertise. Then, you can record pre-interviews on Hangouts so you can show them to your managers. This way, you can collaboratively decide on which applicant to hire, or bring in to the office for a face-to-face interview.
Google Hangouts can also be used to conduct individual interviews in private conference rooms, and panel interviews that include the rest of your awesome team members!
Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service. What’s great about Zoom, is that it offers a variety of functionalities for free. If you’re looking to schedule multiple interviews, you can simply input the applicants’ names, emails, and interview time in the Topic box. Zoom allows the applicants to log into the interview whenever they want. This is a great feature, because it helps applicants get more familiar with all the settings and controls prior to their interview. You know what they say: always come prepared!
Last but not least, another great feature about Zoom is that it generates a unique ID for each interview which means that the interview will be locked off for anyone who doesn’t have the ID.
Skype is a telecommunications application that specializes in providing video conference calls, video chats, and instant messaging. What makes Skype unique is its whiteboard feature. Interviewers and applicants can use it to illustrate diagrams, exhibit problems, or visualize scenarios. This real time digital whiteboard helps make video interviewing a collaborative experience.
In addition, Skype is a great platform for interview assessments. Where you can seamlessly assess soft skills, verbal communication, and test role-required speaking skills.
EVA-SSESS is a video interviewing software that allows you to remotely assess or interview applicants through videos. By capturing their video responses, you can test their knowledge, skills and aptitude, for any particular position.
What distinguishes EVA-SSESS is its ability to provide a unique psychometric report for each applicant after their video interview or assessment. This report helps you learn more about your applicant’s learning style, programing aptitude, performance in sales, and how they deal with customers. Making it the best way to instantly spot top talent and make the best hire every time.
Video interviewing is now a fundamental part in every recruitment process. There are various video interviewing tools out there that are suitable for businesses of all sorts and types. Tools like Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts and EVA-SSESS are an exceptional way to cut costs, reducing time to hire, and streamline your hiring process like never before! If you’re looking to make your applicant’s experience a memorable one, then we highly recommend you opt for one of these tools that will help make video interviewing a delightful experience for everyone involved.